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right now, at 69 degrees at the airport with a dew point of 62. that is fairly comfortable. there could be some thunderstorms if the humidity comes back. 30% chance for a thunderstorm today. we'll come back and check the forecast to the holiday week. >> good morning. we have a couple of problem spots on the roads. there is a crash in reisterstown. westminster, southbound 27, a disabled tractor-trailer. the tractor-trailer spilled its load. some traffic lights still out in howard county on the ramp to westbound 70. 97 in the glenwood area. johns hopkins road at 29, a light out.
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several lights around in baltimore city. use extra caution this morning. this is the west side of the beltway at baltimore national pike. both loops are moving just fine with light volume. this is 95 at the fort mchenry toll plaza. southbound traffic is moving just fine. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. >> the continuing efforts by b.g.e. to restore all the power knocked out by friday storm. more than 170,000 customers without power. there were more than 240,000 without power yesterday morning at this time. crews have been restore power to more than 70,000 customers in the past 24 hours.
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b.g.e. crews had restored power to more that half a million customers in total since friday. be ge's is exercising a strict protocol -- b.g.e. is exercising strict protocol. they go after power feeders that clean to a large clusters of up to 2,000 customers. this is according to a b.g.e. spokesman. >> we need to plan for the worst and hope for the best. this could be a long restoration period. it could extend into the weekend. >> we will have a live interview coming up later this morning during our 6:00 a.m. hour. nadia ramdass is live at the
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airport this morning where officials have set up a staging area for all those on the state crews that are here to help. >> good morning. hundreds of thousands of people throughout maryland are still without power. it takes a village to restore power to so many people, b.g.e. has solicited help from workers from out of state to bring power back to the state. we're being joined here live with a member of b.g.e. thank you so much for joining us this morning. tell us about the utility workers that are coming here to this staging area. >> they want to help us get our power back on. we're all working hard. we're working up to 16 hours a day.
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i number-one priority is safety. >> you have people not just from throughout the united states and florida and louisiana but even as far north as canada. >> i saw two trucks on their way here from hrda one ydra one. >> when are we going to get the power back up and running? we all want it so quickly. why is it such a bad idea to rush? >> we have a lot of trees on our wires. that creates a problem but stored energy. we had an ploy that was injured. we have to take part time. we want to make sure our employees and contractors go
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home safely. we do late pre job briefing -- we do a pre job briefing. we have to may sure everybody is on the same page. our employees and contractors do get your to do more to power back on. we have to take our time and say plenty of breaks and drink plenty of fluids. if we don't, they are going to crash which means we get to take time to get them to the hospital. losing time and then we have to start all over again. >> we will bring a lot here all morning as crews continue to make their way to the staging area. nadia ramdass, wbal-tv 11 news. >> thank you. there are some people who think there is a way to avoid this. oup says runninggr
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all utility lines underground would save this. >> having our electrical wires above ground will have the snowstorms and hurricanes and a new weather phenomenon -- we can put it back up all want but it is going to come back down again. >> that process is called cost prohibited. the government we get back that investment. that brings us to our water cooler question of the day. do you think it is worth the cost to put all of maryland's power lines underground? you can share your response on, on our facebook page, or send us an e-mail to the power outages are taking a toll on residents and also on businesses.
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>> thousands of dollars we lose because we cannot do any work. thousands of dollars. it does impact the business. if we did not sell, we don't get paid. we still have to pay the rent. >> business owners are dealing with thousands of dollars in losses from dry cleaners to convenience stores to insurance agencies. others are thriving. the hilton hotel in pikesville is sold out right now. >> we don't have any power at home. it has been pretty good business for us. it is such a bad event but it is good business for us. >> maybe it is good for the economy. >> business owners are hoping for power to be back caught by the end of the week. you might not always be able to
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watch your tv but you can still get complete coverage on line and then your phone. we have additional information on the power outages and storm- related closures on our website, you can download our free smart phone app. 5:08. 67 degrees on tv hill. so among the hardest-hit areas from the colorado blaze. a car chase in california proves out of the ordinary. this is traffic on 695 at belair road this morning. very light. a close look at weat
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>> welcome back. 78 degrees downtown. it is fairly comfortable. the dew points in the lower end of the 60's. humidity it will go up a little bit today. 67 in parkton. 71 degrees in cockeysville. a mixture of sun and clouds. it will still be a hot day. high temperature of 93. 30% chance for a thunderstorm later this morning and this afternoon. the best chance will be south of baltimore. >> we are getting a closer look at some of the damage from the colorado wildfire spirit look
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at one neighborhood in colorado springs. not much left except the foundations. nearly 350 homes were lost in that fire. crews have stopped that fire from growing any bigger. an international guard plane crashed over the weekend in south dakota. the plane was outfitted with a fire- out fboard fighting system. the guard would confirm that some of the crew survived. the cause of the crash is still under investigation. look at this bizarre car chase in los angeles on monday. the driver tries to get through an off ramp and smashes into another car. then she crashes through some fencing on the other side of the lane. she appeared to surrender by i
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don't think i'm quite finished. let me get back into the truck. get out of the car. police say the started when the woman failed to yield at an intersection. was she thinking? not much. 5:13. 67 degrees on tv hill. we'll have some tips to make your road trip a lot easier. a new survey shows most americans are spending less than they did in the past. what part of the country plans to spend the most? to spend the most? >>
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>> now traffic pulse 11 and insta-weather plus together. >> good morning. kim dacey checking on your morning commute. we have a problem spot in reisterstown on hanover road. southbound 27, a disabled tractor-trailer has been moved off to the shoulder appeared there could be some lane blockages. fire activity at southern cross road. traffic lights out in howard county. 97, another light out. johns hopkins road at 29 in the laurel area. we will check the major roads. baltimore national pike is looking good.
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both lobes are moving fine and without delay. this is 95 at the fort mchenry toll plaza. -- both loops are moving fine. traffic is looking good. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. we go to kurt kronke with the mta. >> we have a few bus diversions. the 10 bus is diverting at rolling road and old edmondson. the 14 bus bypassing anne arundel community college this morning. light rail is on schedule. metro subway is on time. no delays to report on the marc trains. and kate local bus and light rail will operate on sunday holidays tomorrow. no more trains or mta commuter bus service on the fourth.
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paratransit will operate on a holiday schedule. now back to tony pann. >> thank you. we're off to a quiet start. we have this front that has been stalled south of us. it is going back and forth. it will go back the other way. we'll get back into the steamy air. the dew points are near 70. in southern pennsylvania, the dew points are in the 50's. down towards quantico, the dew points get up closer to 70. that more muggy air mass will slide towards baltimore. there's the possibility of some thunderstorms developing. there is a thunderstorm down in st. mary's county and in
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charles county. those are moving away from baltimore. we have at least a 30% chance for a shower or thunderstorm. a mixture of sun and clouds. a slight chance for a shower or thunderstorm. humidity it is going to go up. sunrise this morning at 5:45. wave heights around a foot if you take the bowed out. if you planning on going downtown to see fireworks come there is a chance for a thunderstorm. temperatures in the 80's around 9:00 p.m. we have a 40% chance for a thunderstorm tomorrow. high temperature of 92. high temperature in the upper 90's and heat index over 100 on thursday, friday, and saturday. i hope we could drop the temperatures into the 80's by
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monday of next week. >> a new survey shows fewer americans will be spending to celebrate. 21% said they plan on spending no money for the fourth of july. people in the midwest plan on spending the most. those in the northeast will spend the least. if you plan on traveling for the fourth of july, you'll not be alone. 35 million americans plan to travel by car. there are some tips for happy road trips. >> gas prices have been on the way down. that means travel has been up. more than 42 million americans hitting the road this week. preparation is key, especially
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with kids on board. >> you want to make sure you pack the essentials -- food, snacks, cell phone, charger, and entertainment for the children to keep them busy and occupied. >> a trip to the mechanic can save money on emergency roadside repairs. tires can be a problem in hot temperatures. keep your tires properly inflated. >> if the tire is not if this is sufficiently insulated, there is a lot of heat bank that can cause a lot of damage. >> 8 charged cell phone and load up location-based apps that confined help no matter where you are. >> verizon is looking into its
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faulty 911 service again. jane king has the bloomberg business report. good morning. >> good morning. ready for the holiday tomorrow. samsung taking its rivalry with apple to a new level. eager to retain its lead, samsung will offer discounts to iphone customers. some users will get messages offering as much as $300 for people who trade in on eight samsung handset. bank of america predict mobile ads will grow in 2015. the fcc looking into what wrong service.izon's 911 is stopped working -- it stopped
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working. the service is pretty much backed up and they will do a detailed analysis. not the first time something like this has happened. on wall street, futures are pretty quiet. flat for the most part. we did finish yesterday n mixed. manufacturing sector shrank in june. the new spider-man movie starts in theaters this weekend. expectations are the fell will collect up to $150 million by sunday. -- expectations are the film will collect up to $150 million
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by sunday. at the new york stock exchange, i'm jane king, bloomberg news, for wbal-tv 11 news. >> how many gold medals will michael phelps be
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>> we now have a better idea of how often michael phelps will be n london.he puool i he qualifies for five individual events in london as well as the three relays. he will not race in the 200 freestyle. keith mills will love more on his race card later this morning in sports -- will have more. you to go to our website,
5:27 am we have previews and pictures and a guide to the games. click on the olympics don't on the right side of the page. 5:27. >> utility workers from all over the country are making their way to maryland to assist in restoring power. the very latest here at the staging area. >> millions of americans are ready to hit the road for the holidays. what impact the economy will have on their plan. >> we will detail the forecast going through the holiday tomorrow. the seven-day forecast is coming up in just a few minutes. >> a problem spot at 895 o
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>> live, local, late-breaking, this is wbal-tv 11 news today. >> good morning, everybody. welcome back to 11 news today. i am stan stovall. mindy has the morning off. >> this morning, the humidity is in the comfortable range. that will start to go back up as we go into the afternoon. dew points in the low 60's. as the humidity goes back up, we have a 30 disenchants for a thunderstorm this afternoon. high temperature of 93 -- we have a 30% chance for a thunderstorm this afternoon. >> baltimore county police chief was talking about not more traffic accidents on the road considering the intersections and the lights and lines and trees down.
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>> probably because stores later volume. people at of town and not going to work this week. we're seeing lighter volume on the roadways -- people out of town and not going to work this week. we did pick up a disabled vehicle on northbound 895 just past the tunnel which is blocking the right lane. we have fire activity in a gwynn oak at southern cross road. a traffic light out and 97 -- we have a couple of incidents, one is a disabled tractor- trailer southbound at nicodemus road. a few things to watch out for. a lot of lights out around the area, especially in baltimore city. this is a live look at baltimore national pike along the west side.
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outer loop is picking up just a bit but no delays just yet. 895 at the harbor tunnel, there is the disabled tractor-trailer. both travel lanes are back open. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. >> the big story is the ongoing efforts to bring power back up. 71,000 b.g.e. customers are still without power. that is compared to 240,000 outages just 24 hours ago. power has been restored to nearly half a million customers altogether. b.g.e. getting a lot of help from the outside to restore the power. nadia ramdass is live at the airport this morning where crews
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are meeting with out-of-state crews who are here to help. >> a lot of help. 3300 out-of-state utility workers are assisting b.g.e. with restoring power to the committee. 780 workers are staying here at the airport. joining us live this morning is a member with b.g.e. these workers have a big task ahead of them. tell us who they are. >> we have utility workers from 15 states that are augmenting our staff in the field. they have up to 16-hour days and are going out and removing trees and putting up walls and roof stringing wires. poles andpoll up wire
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restringing wires. we have made a lot of progress but we still have a big job ahead of us. at this point with this storm, we have more than 680,000 customers that have been impacted. more than 500,000 have been packed in service. this is very time intensive work but we're working as quickly and safely as we can. >> this will take a bit of time. many of these workers want to stress to please be patient because they are dealing with dangerous high voltage equipment. we want to send them back home
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with all their limbs attached. >> thank you. there are now two more overnight cooling centers in baltimore city. one in east baltimore and the other in west baltimore. each can accommodate about 75 people. the mayor is urging residents to remember to check on the areas most vulnerable residents. we have posted locations of those new overnight centers on our website, you can find more information on our website. we have police center locations and storm-related closings. you can download our free smart phone app to get the latest updates wherever you are. what a difference a day can
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make. many americans are taking advantage and booking extended vacations. many will be hitting the roads. tara mergener joins us live with the very latest. >> good morning. more than 42 million americans will be celebrating the fourth of july more than 50 miles from home. that is more than 2 million people traveling this year. still the economy is driving travel plans even though gas prices are down 22 cents from a year ago. the national retail federation says the consumer spending will fall 7% this year. the weather factor, nearly 2 million people still without power in the middle of this heat wave. >> any idea how americans plan to celebrate the fourth of july
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this year crew cracks there will simple fly. consumer confidence is waning down for four straight months. the economy weighing heavily on people's minds. two-thirds are going to have a simple cookout. half planning to watch the fireworks. 10% are not going to celebrate at all. >> keep it simple if you can have a celebration at all. thank you. have a great day. 5:37. 67 degrees on tv hill. patients with heart problems have a hard time tracking their medications. the major pharmaceutical company will be paying a settlement after fraud charges. which products were involved? don't forget to e-mail us your response to our water cooler question of the day. do you think it is worth the cost to put all of maryland's power lines underground?
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>> welcome back. 78 degrees downtown. it is fairly comfortable outside. dew points are in the low 60's. it will " a touch as we go through the day. meet 60's up north. 61 in york. 75 in annapolis. a mixture of sun and clouds. the humidity is going to go up.
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a high near 93. a 30% chance for a thunderstorm. most of you will have a dry day. we'll come back in detail the forecast for the fourth of july . >> a large pharmaceutical company will have to pay $3 billion to settle charges of fraud. clacks though smithkline committed fraud -- glaxo smithkline committed fraud. it has removed employees who engaged in misconduct. for patients with heart problems, having a pharmacists help you track the medication might not make the process any easier. 800 adults were hospitalized
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with heart problems. half of all patients had at least one major medication error within 30 days regardless whether they had a pharmacist helping them. 67 degrees on tv hill. just when the orioles look like they are trying to right the ship, they had to seattle and things come apart. keith mills will of the highlights coming up in sports. >> a local barbecue joint with a mission to give back. >> the heat is still on. tony will have your fourth
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>> live, local, late-breaking, this is wbal-tv 11 news today. -- >> now traffic pulse 11 and insta-weather plus together. >> good morning. kim dacey checking on your morning commute.
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some of fire activity at southern cross road. some traffic lights out in howard county. northbound 29 and the ramp to westbound 70. southbound 27 in westminster, a disabled tractor-trailer moved off to the shoulder. a crash in reisterstown at old hanover. 60 on the harrisburg expressway heading south towards the beltway. 61 along the topside of the beltway. in live look outside at some of the other major roadways. this is baltimore national pike. outer loop traffic is moving fine. inner loop looking good. 895 at the harbor tunnel. a disabled tractor-trailer is moved off to the side. all travel lanes get by. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11.
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kronke with the mta. good morning. >> we still have a few diversions related to the storm. the 23 bus diverting at old frederick. a diversion at liberty and rogers. we have on the light rail on time service and full service on the light rail. on time service on the metro subway. no delays on the penn, camden, and brunswick lines. and kate local-bus and metro subway operate on sunday holiday schedules tomorrow with light reail operating one hour after the fireworks display. paratransit will operate on it holiday schedule. i'm kurt kronke. now back to tony pann. >> thank you. looks like our street with many plus temperatures will continue
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today. -- looks like our streak with 90-plus temperatures continues today. ava marie is firing up the barbecue. >> i found a place that is local but has traveled the country to find the best barbecue. mission barbecue located in glen burnie. these are the founders and this is their first location. you guys have a neat mission. you have traveled all around. what to think how to start this restaurant? >> michele barbecue was about two -- mission barbecue was years in the t
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making. nothing more american than barbecue. this is personal for me. our oldest son is a marine who is currently deployed. this is our chance to serve and to give back and to say thanks. >> you guys traveled all across the country. i want to show the pictures of your travel. >> we went everywhere from carolina for their classic sauces. they represent all the famous areas of our cue from kansas city to memphis, st. louis, texas. we even have a maryland sauce which has a hint of old bay. >> they really do put all day on everything. -- put old bay on everything.
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>> we created the american heroes cup. we have posted a number of folks from the honor flight network with a flight veterans back into the baltimore-dc area. >> we will be celebrating our nation's independence tomorrow. we'll be showing the food when we come back in just a few minutes. they have sauces to represent all the famous places from all across the nation. >> that is a trip would go on. you are there. stan is with us. i had no idea there was a bay- becue sauce. weather-wise, there's not a lot going on at this morning.
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69 at the airport. 73 in catonsville. the dew points are in the lower end of the 60's. that is about to change. the same front will come back at us this time as a warm front. it slid down to the virginia overnight. now will start to walk its way back up towards us. the humidity will go up and with a slight chance for a thunderstorm. we have seen a little bit of activity around the boundary down in southern maryland, charles and st. mary's county. with the possibility ca thunderstorm pop up around baltimore. i have put a 30% chance you could see one in your neighborhood. temperatures about the same but it will feel a little more humid. high temperature between 90 and 95. we had sunrise about five minutes ago.
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watch out for lightning. otherwise it to be a nice day on the water. a sneak peek at the fireworks forecast for tomorrow evening. it should still be in the upper 80 bus at that time and kind of humid. we have a chance for a thunderstorm in the forecast. a chance for rain tomorrow will be a little higher than today. thursday and friday, saturday, he index over 100. -- heat index. cold hoping for a stronger front to knock the temperatures into the 80 prosper early next week. >> 67 degrees on tv hill. the struggles continue for the orioles. keith mills will love sports. here is a look at last night's winning maryland lottery numbers. -- keith mills will have sports
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>> good morning. the orioles began their west coast road trip last night in seattle. the birds promoted steven johnson to the orioles.
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steve went to st. paul's and grew up in baltimore and is the son of dave johnson. the orioles unable to come up with a win. launches a three-nch run home run. they had just three hits. casper wells played his college baseball at towson university art that is a three-run double. robert andino dropped the ball and could have averted the beginning. dustin ackley and miguel olivo hit back-to-back home runs in the eighth inning. orioles state six games back of the yankees. the yankees lost.
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serena williams in action. murray share quota -- maria sharapova is out. nadal and sharapova -- that second serve was a nasty. two of the biggest names are out. michael phelps will not go after eight gold medals. they decided to drop the 200 freestyle from their schedule. lds instead seven goa of eight. he said no need to try to win eight. .> seven ain't bad
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thank you. continuing coverage of the cleanup after the storm. an interview with b.g.e. spokesman rob gould. the states that drink the most beer. eating fatty foods are out of the question. we'll look at some facts that you can eat -- we will look at some fats you can eat. >> no delays just yet on the major roadways. a lot of traffic lights are out
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